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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:02 PM   #1
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:08 PM   #2
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Good try guys...good try.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:08 PM   #3
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Edwards with great night. Proud of our team tonight despite loss. We are getting better
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:08 PM   #4
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Love the way the team fought.

Leron is absolutely feeling it. He's going to have a monster senior season.

Great to see Damonte play well.

Freshmen had some killer mistakes down the stretch. Ebo with the soft hands and then a silly foul. Trent jacks up a silly three. Mark Smith with a careless pass and some needless fouls.

Anyway, much closer than I expected. Not going to beat a team like Purdue without more production from your starting 2/3 guys, though.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:08 PM   #5
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Team played pretty darn well. This is the ceiling of this year's roster.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:09 PM   #6
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Love the way the team fought.

Leron is absolutely feeling it. He's going to have a monster senior season.

Great to see Damonte play well.

Freshmen had some killer mistakes down the stretch. Ebo with the soft hands and then a silly foul. Trent jacks up a silly three. Mark Smith with a careless pass and some needless fouls.

Anyway, much closer than I expected. Not going to beat a team like Purdue without more production from your starting 2/3 guys, though.
Feel like I've heard this before.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:09 PM   #7
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Love the fight tonight. Getting better. Something to build on.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:10 PM   #8
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Great effort by the Illini. Without a career night by Carson, Illini win this game imo.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:11 PM   #9
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Free throws and that Carson kid were the differences. They shot 31 to our 10.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:12 PM   #10
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Feel like I've heard this before.

I only caught the latter bits of the game......what was Alstork's deal? Just not playing?

He and Smith combined for 3 points. That has been a killer combination. Anyway, looking forward to getting Ayo into that position next year.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #11
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Should make some noise in NYC. Heard the team is going to stay put around NYC after the R game
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #12
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We are getting better. Love the effort tonight. Once again though a lack of production from AJ, Alstork, Kipper and Finke is frustrating. This one was winnable; I’m a believer that we are closer than some may think.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #13
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Hell of a game from our guys and Purdue really. Good to see the fight and will for entire game and good to see Leron continue his roll.

Frazier came on strong in the 2nd
Williams best game of the year.
Smith gained some more confidence, late mistakes
Lucas really played well imo, good to see this
Kipper...doghouse again?
Finke non factor, will be the rest of the year imo.
Jordan needs to add more next year
Alstork defense again, not much more.

I am actually looking forward to the B1G MSG tourney...think we could pull of a shocker or two if Black/Frazier and one other each game carry us.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #14
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Last year, with a better record and MH to watch I still stopped watching by this point of the season. This team plays like I want an Illinois team to play, except for the end result.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #15
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Great game by a lot of players. Leron is a beast. Mark Smith is turning it on. Trent Frazier is incredible.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:13 PM   #16
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TJL played much better than tonights stats will reflect.

Same for Damonte.

So hope they can take some of this play with them to Rutgers & the B1G tournament.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:14 PM   #17
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Should make some noise in NYC. Heard the team is going to stay put around NYC after the R game
They requested to stay per the NCAA and were granted due to having 4 games in 8 days already.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:14 PM   #18
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Some help for Frazier and Black would really go a long way. Too easy to focus on only those two at the end of close games.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:14 PM   #19
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I only caught the latter bits of the game......what was Alstork's deal? Just not playing?

He and Smith combined for 3 points. That has been a killer combination. Anyway, looking forward to getting Ayo into that position next year.
Alstork didn't stand out much to me other than his obligatory foul at half court.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:15 PM   #20
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Great effort tonight. Hopefully it will continue through the Big Ten tourney. Just wonder how much practice time Purdue uses to learn how to whine to the referees like their coach does?
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:16 PM   #21
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Wonder what would of happened if almost all of Alstorks minutes this year went to DW and AJ
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:16 PM   #22
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Some help for Frazier and Black would really go a long way. Too easy to focus on only those two at the end of close games.
Ayo will help immediately.

Either Smith or Damonte need to develop into a reliable scoring option at the 2/3 position.

And we need to add another 4/5 that can score and defend adequately.

Do that, and we might have a fighting chance next year.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:17 PM   #23
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Great effort tonight. Hopefully it will continue through the Big Ten tourney. Just wonder how much practice time Purdue uses to learn how to whine to the referees like their coach does?
It's actually an elective they take so as to not use up any gym practice time.

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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:19 PM   #24
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Love the way the team fought.

Leron is absolutely feeling it. He's going to have a monster senior season.

Great to see Damonte play well.

Freshmen had some killer mistakes down the stretch. Ebo with the soft hands and then a silly foul. Trent jacks up a silly three. Mark Smith with a careless pass and some needless fouls.

Anyway, much closer than I expected. Not going to beat a team like Purdue without more production from your starting 2/3 guys, though.
50 minutes combined for Alstork, Smith, & Finke and a total of 5 points.
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Old Feb 22, 2018, 08:20 PM   #25
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Free throws and that Carson kid were the differences. They shot 31 to our 10.
In B1G play, the difference between the defensive FTR for teams 1-13 is smaller than 13-14. I generally feel embarrassed about whining re: the refs, but that's a whole season of getting properly rogered.

Hopefully, the refs will all forget that they're supposed to call the games that way by the time next year rolls around.
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